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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    October 8, 2012
    4:25 - 4:59am EDT  

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she should change the name. call her margaret. >> there's no black margarets. >> my auntie. >> that name g may have that extra blanket on overnight. it was cold overnight. good morning to fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. i may as well admit it. i turned the heat on last night.
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>> did you wear socks to bed last night? >> i did. >> it is a little nippy outside this morning as you head out. also, a little bit of patchy fog. let's take a look at our fox 5 satellite-radar composite. some clouds rolling in but i'm keeping an eye on that precipitation to the south and southwest just inching its way closer to the i-66 corridor. we expect to see some rain showers into the course of the day before it is all said and done. some of you may be dealing with a little bit of patchy fog this morning. temperatures at reagan national airport, 46 degrees. dulles, it is 40. at bwi thurgood marshal, 42. a lot colder out to the west where we have a frost advisory and a freeze warning in effect. clouds and fog today. lookth at some rainfall for the afternoon. back to you. >> thank you. prince george's county police say an officer shot a
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man armed with a knife around 7:00 last night. this was on 55th avenue in bladensburg. investigators say he refused to put the weapon down and then went after the officer. some controversial anti-see had signs -- anti-jihad signs in metro going up. metro had wanted to delay the ads. the company that produced the steroid linked to cases of meningitis has now recalled the product. in sports, the washington nationals rally late against the st. louis cardinals to win
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their first post-season game. at fedex field, not only did the redskins lose their eighth consecutive home game, robert griffin iii suffered a mild concussion. he left in the third quarter and he will be evaluated today. our worst fears that they thought he would get injured. we'll see how he does today. sunday was a huge day for sports fans in d.c. even though it ended in disappointment for the fans. >> at the start of the day was the dilemma, do you watch the redskins or nationals? both big deals this year. care engray houston went in search of some answers. -- karen gray houston went in search of some answers. >> reporter: for about an hour from 3: 08 to 4: 05, both the redskins and nationals were playing. at the crystal city sports pub,
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patrons had options. there are three bars on two floors and more tvs you can shake a stick at. >> we'll focus on the redskins at the beginning and then once they finish up, we'll put the nationals on the whole main floor. >> washington is a skins town that is dying for some meaningful baseball and now they've got it. >> absolutely. red all the way through. if i could do red,burg i didn't understand and gold, it would be t. >> it was actually a very difficult decision this morning trying to decide whether to wear my nationals jersey or the redskins jersey. i figured the nationals first playoff game, my first nationals game. >> what if you were at home? >> you need to have your remote control in your hand to do this. switch the channels as quickly as you possibly k. >> reporter: for rabid redskins fans, it was nerve wracking
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going in knowing that washington hadn't had a home win in seven straight games. plus the home team was going up against the undefeated falcons. we bumped into a falcons fan who just moved here from georgia and brought his falcons glass with him to the bar. >> you are in redskins territory. you know that, right? >> yeah. yeah. >> reporter: at the end of the day, this skins town's biggest worry was about an injured rg iii. karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> what did you say after he got injured, that solved the problems. >> you could pretty much turn to the nats at that point. >> we still have plenty ahead. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now.
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happy monday,en. live look outside right there at the u.s. capitol dome. blankets, turn on the heater, whatever you need to do to stay warm if you don't like the chill. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. gwen is in for tucker. how are you doing? >> you are so from the south. >> i can't help it. >> you are from canada. we have like the two polar opposites. >> here we go. >> i don't like if t. if it gets too cold but not as a big of a wimp as wisdom. >> it is jacket weather. >> it will be cool outside. here is our accu-weather fox 5 radar composite. the clouds are rolling in across the region. we are not talking a lot of sunshine today so don't expect it. there is rain pushing its way in from the south-southwest and that will head our way into the course of the day. be prepared for that. right now, not seeing any of
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that across our immediate area but it is in the forecast to come. current temperatures, 46 degrees at reagan national airport. 40 at dulles. 42 at bwi thurgood marshal so yes, it is chilly. even colder to the west. we've freeze warning in effect and a frost advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m. that time of year. here is a look at your planner for you. expect the showers to move in a little later. >> that time. year when you see the freeze warnings, wear like here we come, winter. thank you. >> julie wright is here now to talk about what is happening during the morning commute. you're with me. i know you don't like the cold weather either. >> absolutely not. not a fan of this at all. already had the seat warmers in this morning making the drive in work. if you are traveling 395 across
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the 14th street bridge, lanes are open, no trouble spots to report headed to the southeast- southwest freeway. lanes are open from college park headed towards 270. northbound on the gw parkway, we had construction overnight at spout run. they hope to have that open shortly. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. >> thank you. police in prince george's county are investigating an officer-involved shooting. investigators say a man armed with a knife confronted an officer, ignored repeated orders to put the weapon down and then went after the officer. the officer was not injured. the suspect is being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. fairfax county police continue to look for clues into an apparent homicide in alexandria. 30-year-old mark ives was found dead outside a home early sunday in the 5400 block of broadmoor street. investigators believe he was assaulted by someone he knew. police are currently looking
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for that person. a controversial ad that sparked concern for metro will be going up at several d.c. metro stops today. a federal judge made the ruling over the weekend. >> the signs have already set off protests in the new york subways. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the u street station with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. this is one of the stations where one. those ads will go up at some time today. we don't know exactly what time these ads are going to go up and they aren't expected to be particularly visible, just one ad in each of four stations throughout metro's pretty expansive subway system so metro police say they are ready in case anyone decides to protest them. the ads paid for bit american freedom defense initiative say, quote, in any war between civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel. defeat jihad. many say these are offensive because they equate muslims
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with savages. metro wanted to delay displaying the ads until the protest in the middle east subsided. >> it is not right to generalize that jihad terrorists and generalize the muslims. >> they should be allowed on free speech grounds but i think it is incredibly irresponsible. >> it is kind of a big thing to call somebody a savage but this is america, freedom of speech. >> reporter: a woman was arrested in new york last month after she tried to deface one of the srican freedom defense initiative also won a court fight there to display the ads in the new york city subway system. we understand that the ads will be going up here at the u street station as well as glenmont, tacoma and also georgia avenue. we do know they have to be post
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bid court order by -- posted by court order by 5:00 this evening. the number of meningitis cases linked to steroids has list ton 916789 another case was reported in maryland this weekend bringing the to thal there to three. eighteen cases have been reported in virginia with one death in each state. the massachusetts pharmacy that is linked to the outbreak has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products. it calls the move precautionary though. officials say anyone who received the steroid injection between july and september is at risk for developing the fungal meningitis. a complete list of 75 clinics which received that tainted drug can be found on the cdc's web site. web site. turning now to the race for the white house, president obama spent the night in california at a fund raising concert in los angeles with a roster full of hollywood stars.
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meanwhile, mitt romney is back in the battleground state of virginia today. he will deliver a speech on foreign policy at the virginia military institute in lexington. now, get ready for a month full of debates. this thursday, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan will face off in their first and only debate before the election. then next tuesday, the 16th, president obama and mitt romney will meet for their second debate. and the third and final presidential debate takes places monday, october 22nd. the virginia senate race takes the spot height tonight as tim kaine and george allow pressure face off in richmond. the race between the two former governors has been close since the start but a new poll shows kaine pulling way a little bit with 52% support and allen with 45%. 45%. police catch a break in their search for find a missing girl. that is topping national
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headlines right now. >> plus a warning from congress involving a potential business deal with china. why a maryland lawmaker is against the plan. >> big bird makes a guest appearance on saturday night live. when he had to say about last week's presidential debate. i knew it was going to happen. >> we knew it. we'll be right back. 
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the war in afghanistan begins its 12th -- began its 12th year yesterday in a country that still remains deeply divided and dangerous. u.s. troops invaded the country on october 7th, 2001 more than a month after the taliban led the september 11th terrorist attacks. all foreign troops scheduled to leave afghanistan by 2014, the same year the afghan people are expected to vote for a new president. more than 2,000 u.s. troops have been killed since the beginning of the war. in colorado, police have expanded their search for a missing 10-year-old girl. they say a backpack found in
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the town of superior a few miles away from where she disappeared is likely linked to jessica ridgway. she was last even friday as she walked to a park where she met up with classmates before school. an amber alert has been issued. two big tech firms in china are getting the cold shoulder from lawmakers. the house intelligence committee is warning american companies they should not do business with the chinese firms. the house panel says the firms pose a threat to national security based on recent cyberattacks traced to china. both companies have offices in herndon, virginia. big bird still very much in the spotlight after last week's presidential debate. >> and the economy continues to dominate the campaign trail. the argument both candidates are making over the latest jobs report. that is coming up next. >> the fall weather is kicking in at least temperature-wise.
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♪ it officially feels like fall here in the d.c. area. for some residents in minnesota, fall means hitting the slopes. skiers and snowboarders taxed the snow on one area ski slope.
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it is the earliest opening ever for the ski resort, just two weeks after the water slides were open there. two feet of snow was made for -- after temperatures fell below freezing on the mountain. >> that is early for there. but look at that. oh, my gosh. we knew they were going to get hit with the cold temperatures. we definitely have cold temperatures here, gwen. nothing like that though, i don't think. >> we don't even want to think about that. >> it would be cool to drive in there, do that and get away from it. get away from it after you're done. that would be cool. >> today, it will be cool as well. we had cool conditions yesterday across the area. the week is starting out cooler but then we're going to see a bit of a warm-up as we head through into midweek. at least, we've got a little bit for everybody. not all bad overall at all. we are looking at temperatures that are going to be well below the seasonal average for the day.
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here is a look at yesterday's highs. wait until i tell you the difference of where we should be. 56degrees we hit at reagan national airport yesterday. 52 at dulles. 55 at bwi thurgood marshall. these temperatures are 17 to 19 degrees below the seasonal average. that is a pretty good indication. we had hit 80 degrees into the end of the week on friday so unbelievable. it is currently 46 at d.c. 42 at baltimore. only 37 at gaithersburg this morning. 37 at frederick. 40 at hagerstown. 37 at martinsburg. 44 at fredericksburg. the cooler air is definitely intact. across the west, we've got frost warnings and freeze advisories for the areas shaded here. so this is until 9:00 this morning where temperatures are going to be in some areas below the freezing mark and into the low to mid-30s. really chilly across areas of
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our west. satellite-radar composite showing you we've got some clouds streaming in. this will move its way up to the east. we'll be left with showers and rain into the course of this afternoon and into the evening. in the meantime, mainly cloudy skies. a little bit of fog out there to deal with. that will be out of the way soon. the wet weather is expected to kick in and the cooler conditions are not going anywhere for today. we are still looking at a pretty chilly day. so by this afternoon, about midday, increasing clouds. i can't rule out maybe a stinkle or two especially to areas to the south by the time we hit the midday hour. by 5:00, we are set up for a chance of some showers. we are looking at a daytime high of about 56 degrees. here is a look at your fox 5 accu-weather seven-day forecast. some of that wet weather lingering into the early hours of tuesday and then bit afternoon, partly sunny skies. we start to warm up a little bit into the course of the week even hitting almost the mid-70s by hump day and then sunshine through to the end of the week.
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julie wright, i know you're bundling up. >> absolutely. it is very cold for me. on the roads, you will find your lanes are open around the capital beltway. the lanes are open between college park and 270. overnight roadwork was along the gw parkway northbound at spout run. 395 across the 14th street bridge, traffic flowing freely to the southeast-southwest freeway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. so far, last week's presidential debate has proven to give sesame street's big bird a lot of attention after mitt romney stated he would cut funding to pbs to help lower the deficit adding that he likedded the sesame street character but not at such a steep price. >> how did you find on the your name had been mentioned in the debate. >> i got a million tweets. >> so you're on twitter. no, i'm a bird.
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tweeting is how we talk. >> big bird kept it clean saturday night adding that he didn't want to ruffle any feathers. i imagine he could keep it clean. he has an image to uphold. >> big bird is all about kids. coming up, speaking of politics, the political battle continues over the number one issue to americans this election season, jobs. on friday, the labor department reporting the unemployment rate 7.8%. the obama campaign is touting that number to show the recovery is picking up steam but republicans say the actual jobs picture is far bleaker. fox's doug mcelway has more. >> reporter: the controversy surrounding friday's release of the september unemployment numbers continues to swirl after jack welsh, the respected former ceo of ge tweeted on friday, unbelievable job numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. he stuck by his criticism of
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the numbers. >> this whole number is made up of a whole mess of numbers, who is participating, who is trying to work but has dropped out. it just raises the question, i think there ought to be a good discussion about how this number is calculated. >> reporter: most analysts and the obama campaign are dismissing welsh's criticism as without any evidence. >> we wonder why institutions in this country -- the perceptions of institutions are failing because people go on tv and make stuff up. asked for the evidence, he said he had none. >> reporter: but many point out the jobs numbers say that the country is still in neutral. >> the policies that this president put in place made it worse including the fact that obamacare is causing small employers not to hire because of rising health care costs. >> reporter: the september unemployment report does
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deprive the romney campaign of a major talking point. still, many say the underemployment number may be more significant. that number was unchanged since august. the labor department reported that 582,000 new part-time jobs were created last month, an indication that people can't find full-time work so they are settling for part-time jobs which for too many americans don't pay the bills. in washington, doug mcelway, fox news. another round of auditions for the next american idol. how are the tryouts going and the judges controversy. the nationals get off to a great start in the post-season. highlights of their thrilling win coming up. [ barack o obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? s once again making waits around the country in an attempt to find the next best kinger. >> it is time for focus on the
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talent now. >> nancy parker has a look at this weekend's auditions in baton rouge, louisiana. >> my name is christina langston. she is wonderful. >> cheering sexes. >> we love you. >> reporter: at a competition of chops. >> i call my still neo-funk. >> reporter: competitors line up early outside baton rouge's river center traveling far and near to be the next american idol. >> bolivia. >> 25-year-old pervella says she has the soul of new orleans but the voice? >> i'm ready. >> reporter: the stories touch your heart. >> i have a picture of my brother. we buried him four days ago. >> reporter: rachel's family is from baton rouge and see this as healing. >> if we can get through this day without tears, we'll be
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doing good. it will be a good day for us. >> seriously good singers down here. a lot of church-going singers. a soulful bunch of people. >> reporter: beyondy jackson came home. >> what's deal? >> reporter: this is the american idol judges room where nervous contestants, come in, step up on stage and prepare to sipping your hearts out. >> reporter: pervella made it to the holding room with other contestants and families waiting for their numbers to be called. like drew benson with a name that makes saints fans do a double take. >> i'm going to bring new
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orleans. >> reporter: her musical family cheers her on. ♪ i see trees of green, red roses too. >> some of them have got raw talent. others are really yesterdayy. others you can see they needy alittle bit of time and they're going to be fan after thetic. >> all the signs say this could be an incredible year. >> it is nice to hear about the talent instead of mariah and nikki. >> let's talk a little bit about sports. the orioles get a late start thanks to mother nature. the nats take do you want cardinals. playoff highlights coming your way next. a tough loss for the redskins. they go down at home and so does rg iii. we'll have the latest on his condition after getting knocked out of the game in the third quarter. more details on the other side.
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a ground ball to third base. >> the nats did it again. ryan math use got out of a based loaded jam in the seventh. in the eighth, tyler moore drove in two runs with a single to right. that would prove to be the game winner. the nats beat the cardinals in game one of the division series. game two is today at 4:37 p.m. >> thank goodness. game one of the divisional series between the orioles and yankees under a rain delay for some time. the orioles fall 7-2. game two is tonight. first pitch is 8:07. pitch is a tough loss in more ways than one for the washington redskins. they got beat by the falcons 24- 17 and, of course, star quarterback robert griffin iii left the game with an injury. it happened in the middle of the third quarter with the game tied at seven. griffin rolled to his